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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Transformational Expansion and psychotherapeutic approaches?

Transformational Expansion differs from traditional psychotherapeutic approaches in a number of ways.

  1. Most problems, crises and psychological difficulties are viewed not as pathologies but rather as positive opportunities for growth and self-transformation. Although the journey toward these goals can often be difficult, the over-all process is seen as an exciting adventure that will ultimately lead to a sense of empowerment and expanded possibilities.
  2. The client and the facilitator are co-equals in the process of uncovering the innate strength and wisdom of the client. This innate wisdom is the authority that will ultimately provide the client with both solutions to immediate problems and a source for future guidance and self-direction.
  3. Transformational Expansion assumes that energy, rather than matter, is the basis of reality and that the human being can best be understood as a self-aware, multidimensional energy system. Becoming aware of, and learning to manage that human energy system is a major step in growth and empowerment.
  4. Transformation Expansion addresses the whole person, that is, a whole that includes physical, emotional, mental and spiritual parts. An imbalance or change in any one subsystem will affect all the others as well.
  5. The spiritual life of each individual is thus an important and necessary aspect of all personal growth and development. In the context of Transformational Expansion, however, spiritual does not mean religious, but rather connection to something greater than the individual. It is assumed that everyone has the ability to access guidance through the super-conscious or Soul, as well as through the other three aspects of themselves. In guiding a client toward this goal, however, every effort is made to honor and respect each client’s own spiritual or religious belief system.
  6. The fee and appointment schedule are also client-centered. Transformational Expansion operates on a sliding fee scale which allows the client to choose the rate appropriate for his or her financial situation.
    The client is also encouraged to choose the length of each session. (Two-hour sessions seem to be the most popular and effective.) Although the length of a session is usually agreed upon beforehand, there is enough leeway between clients so that important issues and/or breakthroughs can be dealt with even if additional time must be spent. Sessions longer than one hour are billed at the chosen rate times the number of hours spent.
  7. The goal of Transformational Expansion is self-empowerment. Both the specific approaches and techniques used as well and the longer sessions are geared toward providing the client with the tools needed to help him or herself. Transformational Expansion assumes that growth is a life-long process and that each of us can learn how to navigate this process with a growing sense of joy and anticipation.

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How does energy management contribute to problem solving and an expanded sense of empowerment?

Transformational Expansion is based on quantum theory which views the universe as made of energy rather than matter. According to the quantum worldview, matter is simply a special kind of energy that is denser and slower in vibration than other kinds of energy.

Rather than a conglomeration of biological and chemical material, the human being is assumed to be a complex energy system or bio-energetic field, which is connected to everything else in the universe through energetic communication.

Optimal physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and well-being is obtained when the vibrations of all these subsystems are in coherence; that is, when they are all vibrating in harmony. Energy management is learning how to influence the vibrations of each subsystem in order to bring them into harmony and balance with themselves, with each other, and with the energy of the larger environment.

Learning to recognize and choose among the different physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energetic frequencies results in very practical benefits even beyond improved health and a sense of wellbeing. Choosing specific frequencies and locating them in the various energy centers of the body allows for such things as increased physical strength, improved verbal articulation, better sex , more focused mental energy and improved interpersonal relationships.

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How is Soul defined and why is Soul connection important?

The Soul is the part of each individual that is directly connected to the Divine. As such it is the link between our limited mental, emotional and physical knowledge of our lives and the universe, and the omnipotent knowledge and unlimited wisdom of the Creative Life Force. Once we learn to recognize and connect with our Souls, we will always have access to this source of wisdom as our guide.

Our Souls are always trying to connect with us, but because the Soul speaks in the language of the right side of the brain, that is, the language of symbols and metaphor, we are usually ill-equipped to decipher the information. Establishing a Soul connection means learning the language of symbol and metaphor and then applying that knowledge to such things as dreams, synchronistic events and subtle physical sensations in order to read the information that the Soul is constantly trying to share with us.

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What is Holistic problem solving?

Holistic means that all aspects of the human being are addressed. Transformational Expansion uses holistic as part of a systems approach that considers the whole to be more than just the sum of its parts. The whole is composed not only of its parts but also of the relationship between parts, which is just as important as the parts themselves. This means that any change in one of the parts will change the relationships with other parts and therefore impact all of the parts as well as the whole.

Holistic problem solving means that each subsystem, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, is presumed to have both information regarding problems or imbalances as well as information helpful in finding solutions. A problem which appears to be located in one subsystem may sometimes be best addressed by looking for information and solutions in other subsystems.

For example, physical symptoms are important information sources in identifying imbalances not only in the physical realm but perhaps also with emotional, mental and spiritual issues as well. In addition, physical sensations in the body can alert us to how to read information coming from our environment, from other people or from our Soul. On the other hand, addressing an emotional, mental or spiritual imbalance may help alleviate a physical symptom.

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What is the theoretical basis for Transformational Expansion?

Transformational Expansion is theoretically based in quantum science and systems theory. While the rules of Newtonian physics still seems to work for the larger world where everyday reality is composed of physical matter, the rules which apply to the quantum world of photons, quarks and energy waves seem to be more applicable to the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the human since these aspects are not physical but rather energetic.

Systems theory tries to understand the whole by examining the relationships between the parts as well as the parts themselves. In systems theory, the whole is considered to be more than the sum of the parts, and any whole is also a part of another, larger, whole. Thus the whole cannot be understood or worked with without looking at the parts, the relationship between parts, and the way the whole relates to the larger wholes of which it is a part.